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“Reimagine Retirement” is a great read for anyone planning for their later years. Whether fully retired, working full-time, or working part-time, there are some good insights whatever your plans may be. Written from a Christian perspective, the book addresses many topics on the subject, including:
– What the Bible says about retirement.
– Use…[Read more]
“How To Handle Adversity” is another great title by Charles Stanley. Around 180 pages, the book covers many topics on the subject, including:
1. Why we experience adversity (sent from God, the devil, our own choices, other people’s choices, etc.).
2. God is more interested in our character instead of our comfort.
3. How to respond to…[Read more]
“God’s Hostage” is a riveting read on Pastor Andrew Brunson’s ordeal in Turkey after he was falsely accused of being a terrorist, even after spending many years leading a church and ministering to others in Jesus’ name. Around 250 pages, the title covers many areas:
1. Brunson’s years of ministry in Turkey before he was falsely accused of…[Read more]
“The Coming Revolution In Church Economics” is a great and timely read on the realities of church economics. In a day and age where membership, attendance, and offerings at churches are declining, churches must learn to adjust or close down shop.
Around 240 pages, the author covers many topics on the subject, including:
1. Personal…[Read more]
“Don’t Lose Heart” is a good and encouraging read for anyone needing hope in today’s turbulent world. For the Christian believer, our hope is only in Jesus and the book offers us hope in a variety of situations:
– Controlled by the past
– What to do about the future
– When you’re struggling with the present
– When you feel worthless,…[Read more]
Great read on the songs and hymns you may have heard if you attended church while growing up. The book is around 230 pages and covers 30 hymns of the Christian faith. Each chapter is organized as follows:
– Name of the hymn, appropriate Bible verse(s) the hymn centers around, how the hymn came about and was composed, how the hymn applies to…[Read more]
Whatever people may think (believers and unbelievers in Jesus Christ) about heaven and hell, both topics are mentioned several times in the Bible. Fortunately, this title thoughtfully addresses both realities in the format of a question and answer format. While the book is scholarly and well-researched, the writing is understandable and smoothly…[Read more]
“You Of Little Faith” is a great read and challenge to be generous with your finances to advance God’s kingdom. The book is around 200 pages and covers many topics on the subject, including:
1. We can expect to get blessings from God when we are generous with our giving.
2. Sometimes we may not see God bless us immediately when we are…[Read more]
“Jesus Skeptic” is a well-written title on the author’s journey as a skeptic to becoming a believer in Jesus Christ and currently serving as a senior pastor. The book is organized into three parts:
– The author’s study of Jesus Christ and His claims.
– The positive impact Christianity has had in many major areas of the world: education,…[Read more]
“Narrative Apologetics” is a good read on applying Christian apologetics around 4 main biblical themes:
– The Exodus from Egypt.
– Babylonian captivity.
– Story of Jesus Christ.
– God’s kingdom.
The combines these narratives with stories from other sources (Lord of the Rings, CS Lewis, Chuck Colson, early church fathers, etc.) to cover many…[Read more]
“Living Beyond Pain” is an excellent read on dealing with the pain in our lives without becoming addicted to opioids. Around 250 pages, the book covers many topics on the subject, including:
– The toll that pain takes on our body and well-being.
– Most common types of pain.
– The opioid epidemic.
– Traditional approaches to pain management.
“Take The Day Off” by Robert Morris is an excellent and timely read for seeking rest (spiritually, physically, etc.) for the weary soul in today’s hyperconnected, overloaded, and fast-paced society. The title is around 200 pages and contains many helpful points:
– The need for observing a literal sabbath day of rest.
– Examples in the Bible and…[Read more]
“John’s Letters” is a good read that combines commentary and Greek text for 1 John, 2 John, and 3 John. Around 400 pages, the title has the following format:
1. The main Greek idea in the particular passage (i.e., 1 John 5:5-12).
2. Overview of the passage.
3. Outline of the passage.
4. Greek words used in the passage and their meaning (this…[Read more]
“An Uncommon Guide To Retirement” is a great read on your later years – what to do, what not to do, how to better enjoy, etc. Around 190 pages, the book covers many topics, including:
1. Instead of fully retiring, at least part-time if you are able to – you’ll probably live longer and will be happier!
2. Importance of taking care of your…[Read more]
“Empty Nesters, Full Life”. Now that we are 3/4 empty nesters, I had to get this title for my wife. Around 230 pages, the title is a good balance of personal experiences, practical suggestions, and biblical insights on the subject.
The book is very readable, contains a helpful discussion guide, and is a good encouragement for mothers who…[Read more]
Good title and description of Easter Orthodoxy and the similarities and differences with evangelicals. The author describes several foundational beliefs of Orthodoxy and while there are similarities, there are differences in the ways they are practiced when compared to evangelicals.
Overall an informative and insightful read and will greatly…[Read more]
“Carpe Diem Redeemed” is another great title by Os Guinness about making the most of our remaining time on earth. Written from a Christian perspective, the book is a sharp contrast to the many secular titles on the same topic.
While a secularist attitude towards Carpe Diem focuses on achievement, the pursuit of happiness and pleasure, a “do it…[Read more]
“Discover Joy In Work” is a great read for anyone, regardless of their career stage or job level. Around 200 pages, the book is written from a Christian perspective and encourages Christ-followers to represent Jesus in the workaday world instead of just collecting a paycheck.
The book is divided into three main areas (workplace, work ethic,…[Read more]
“A Spiritual Clinic” is a brief but powerful read on applying the Bible to your life as the way to find answers to life’s challenges. The book is divided into two main areas: problems in the Christian walk and problems encountered when serving Jesus Christ through serving others.
Many topics are addressed, including: ambition, rest and fatig…[Read more]
“The Unsaved Christian” is a great read on the different types of people who think they’re saved in Jesus Christ but really aren’t. Some of the categories include:
– Bible Belt (where I live) that is saturated with the gospel and awareness of who Jesus is but know Him as Savior and Lord.
– Mainline Protestant churches – preach a liberal gospel…[Read more]
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